Select period

“Increasing the size of the Chinese nuclear arsenal at a moderate pace while at the same time improving its performance characteristics would be an adequate response to the development of anti-missile systems in the Asia-Pacific region; it would also be in line with China's no-first-use policy. Nevertheless, unless the American missile defense system in Asia is dismantled, or unless some path to U.S.–Chinese cooperation on missile defense is found, Beijing will not join the nuclear disarmament process”, – Alexander Kolbin, Executive Assistant to the PIR Center President.


"Russia must become a leader in nuclear disarmament and fulfill its obligations to implement 13 disarmament steps agreed in 2000 and the Action Plan worked out at 2010 NPT Review Conference. In addition, Russia may initiate an open and transparent debate on nuclear weapons, including the question of appropriateness of the existence of nuclear deterrence in XXI century", - Director of the Department for Disarmament and Nonproliferation of Austrian Foreign Ministry Alexander Kmentt.


“First of all, I would like to point out a timely nature of launching wide discussions between political, military and expert communities of Russia and the United States on further steps in the field of strategic offensive arms reductions,” – Assistant of the Russian President Sergey Prikhodko.


PIR Center together with Ploughshares Fund held the International conference on “New START Signed, What's Next?


“Nuclear security should more than others follow the principle of indivisibility. There is no room for national egoism here. Only complex and persistent efforts of all states possessing nuclear infrastructure may bear positive fruit. They should ensure physical protection, undertake educational endeavors to promote the nonproliferation culture and responsibility in the area of implementation, step-by-step disposal of fissile materials, above all highly enriched uranium and plutonium,” says Dmitry Polikanov, PIR Center Vice President.